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The Getting Ready to Learn project seeks to support pre-school education providers with DE-funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement in children's early learning. It is focused on improving outcomes for children in pre-school by engaging and empowering parents to help them create and sustain positive home learning environments. Read more...
Settings can apply for funding to support delivery of between one and four themes, which have been identified as particularly relevant to parents' of pre-school children:
Getting Ready to Learn (GRtL) was introduced as part of the Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) and pre-school settings have been participating in GRtL since the 2016-17 academic year. The EITP was a NI Executive / Atlantic Philanthropies Delivering Social Change Signature Programme funded jointly by several NI Departments and The Atlantic Philanthropies. The EITP was a three year programme and in 2019, taking account of the positive outcomes demonstrated, the Department of Education confirmed funding to continue to sustain and build on the success of the programme.
The programme has continued to demonstrate positive outcomes for pre-school children, their families and the pre-school educational settings. The Department of Education has confirmed it will continue to fund the Getting Ready to Learn Programme in 2020-21.
The Getting Ready to Learn programme focuses on improving outcomes for children in pre-school settings by engaging and empowering parents, to help them create and sustain positive home learning environments. Settings can apply for funding to deliver between 1 and 4 themes: Education Works in pre-school, Happy Healthy Kids, Ages & Stages and/or Big Bedtime Read. Settings then plan a range of activities to engage parents, for example, interactive workshops, stay n play sessions and home lending resources. The purpose of the funding is to help settings establish their programmes and build up essential home lending resources to carry out the programme.
Any existing settings participating in the GRtL programme must complete their ‘Intentions for 2020/21’ by the end of August 2020.
Application forms for new settings will go live from Monday 7th September 2020. The completed applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 16th September 2020. Applications forms for 2020/2021 can be found HERE. Please email your completed form to: email@example.com
Existing settings will be informed of the outcome of their application and the amount they have been awarded by the end of August 2020. You will receive a letter via email – this will be sent to the email address provided on the ’Intentions for 2020/21’ form.
Funding will then be allocated to settings in September 2020 and must be spent in full by the 31 January 2021.
Funding can only be released to settings who have submitted an intentions form for 2020-21 and supplied the Getting Ready to Learn team with their monitoring for 2019-20 (Financial record 2019-20 and Follow-up monitoring for 2019-20).